Angry Ward Wednesday: Nash is Kaput, Kyrie’s Krap, and Some NFL Stuff

NEW YORK, NY – Holy underwear! Tuesday was absolutely cuckoo with stuff happening in sports, and I’m writing this BEFORE Game 3 of what has already been a terrifically-entertaining World Series. SPOILER ALERT: Phillies won. Let’s get some chatter going on some of the newer items, as well as some things that just never change. We’ll start with a little of both.

Kyrie Irving.  Welp, Steve Nash is out as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. It was called a mutual decision, but it was no secret that Kevin Durant wanted him gone before the season started and that the Nets were off to a truly sucky start to the 2022 season. But, I do believe the decision was either mutual or that Nash just finally asked out. Whatever the case, he should get some sort of really nice participation medal for even attempting to coach a team that once included both James Harden and Kyrie Irving. As for the latter of those two, I know Kyrie has his fan(s) on this site, but he’s the very definition of “locker room distraction.” And that’s being kind. Viewed by some as an individualistic, unconventional, outside-the-box thinker, I’m here to tell you that Kyrie is more Kanye than he is Copernicus. Though a great basketball player, I have no earthly idea why he’s even still playing? He should just go full-time podcaster so he can espouse all of his out-of-whack thoughts and theories to the millions out there willing to eat them up with oversized novelty spoons. Instead, we’ll get a coaching change (that guy the Celtics suspended for a year should bring stability!) and more sideshow antics in Brooklyn. I haven’t seen this much stupidity in Brooklyn since The Sweathogs were in Mr. Kotter’s class. Just move the team and Kyrie way on out to Coney Island—where they all belong—already.

Philadelphia Eagles. After destroying the Steelers this past Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are now 7-0, and still the last undefeated team in the NFL. The funny thing about this team is how so many of us, me especially, are still hesitant to think they’re really THAT good. I can see it now, going into the last week of the season they’re sitting at 16-0, and I’m still like, “Eh, I don’t know. Let’s see how they do in the playoffs.” But then I’m an idiot, which has already been well-established by my many years of servitude right here.

NFL Trade Deadline! Dolphins Get Bradley Chubb, Vikings Trade for T.J. Hockenson, and Jets Acquire a Case of Bud Light and an Annoying Fireman Mascot to Be Named Later… these were but a few of the big NFL Trade Deadline headlines. Two of the more interesting deals involved the Jaguars trading for suspended Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley (no word on if he’s betting on returning in 2023) and the Steelers absolutely fleecing the Bears by getting Chicago’s 2023 second round pick for Chase Claypool. Honestly, I don’t know if any of these moves are going to be all that impactful this season or in the future, but it does give me an easy 100+ words.

And with that, I’m outta here. Come back tomorrow for Buddy Diaz, who should be squawking about his plucky Eagles.

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Angry Ward, who has admirers at the New York Times, is the quintessential angry sports fan but for one exception... he's flat-out funny. And the angrier he gets, the more amusing his work becomes. Psychiatrists say, "Angry Ward's 'anger' is a direct result of "Bronx/Mets syndrome: growing up in the Bronx as a Mets fan." As if that weren't enough, his Minnesota North Stars abandoned him for Dallas, forcing him to embrace The Wild the way Nancy Pelosi embraces Mitch McConnell at charity events. And while his Vikings only tease him with success, his Golden State Warriors actually win these days. A-Dubya is MTM's longest-tenured indentured servant, its Larry David and quite simply, "The Franchise." (Junoir Blaber disputes this). Vent, curse and giggle with him on Angry Ward Wednesdays.